Corona vs devices with non supported CPUs

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kryhooo
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My question is, how do developers cope with filtering apps on Android Market for devices that use the right version of OS (2.2 Froyo or higher) but not supported by Corona CPU's like ARMv6 (Samsung GT-i5510 Galaxy with 2.2 Froyo) or VIA8650 (7-inch Android 2.2 OS CPU V8650 Tablet) or other CPUs? Filtering on the Android Market takes into account the OS version used with the buyer's device but not the stuff inside the device. Am I wrong or there's a way to not to mislead the customers??? Ok, we may publish a LITE version to let people check whether their device is supported or not but maybe someone could tell me is there any common and correct way to handle with the problem?

Regards
Krystian

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Yobonja
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Actually the market will filter out your app on ARMv6 phones. So at most you'll get reports from people saying that they can't find your app on the market.

-Angelo

mbrennan
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Sadly that doesn't always work - especially if you own multiple devices with a mix of ARMv6 and ARMv7. For example my daughter was able to buy a Corona built app on a ARMv6 device, have it successfully download only to receive some sort of cannot app on device message.

Yobonja
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Wow really? lame. I guess since my game is free I don't get complaints?

-Angelo

kryhooo
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Thanks guys. The best solution seems to be a free first release and waiting for feedback.

Regards
Krystian

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